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    Neverwinter - Open Beta




    http://nw.perfectworld.com/


    Haven't played it yet but the latest F2P MMO from Cryptic, the maker of real winners like Startrek Online and Champions Online, has just gone into open beta.

    The game is free to play and set in the much loved forgotten realms, comes with all the basics like PvP and PvE content, but the most interesting thing is the 'Forge' which allows users to design their own quests and distribute them for others to play.



    Client size is 3.6gig and the direct download is really, really slow, so I'd highly recommend downloading from a torrent or listed partner sites if your interested.

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    AEF Member sSPIDAa's Avatar
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    It's good fun and free.

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    There is a few of us playing give it a try for sure
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    150KB/s direct compared to 20KB/s torrent, I'll keep the direct download going methinks. It's going to take a while...
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    AEF Member sSPIDAa's Avatar
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    I got it from my IP internode. no issues.

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    NOTE: I have only completed the tutorial and first several missions so this is based off early game, not mid-late game experience.

    So far I'm not impressed, it's very simplistic in controls (left/right click, Q, E, R, and 1-5 are the keys) and is a third person "shoot 'em up" style. That isn't necessarily a very bad thing, they pull it off ok if not a little clunky.

    My biggest bug bear: The lore just isn't anywhere near the level I would expect for a game that is trying to be the MMO for NWN. So many components missing such as races, character classes heroic/epic classes, skills, weapon specialisations, etc. I can look past much of the change to the gamestyle and controls but to rip out the heart of DnD by removing much of the lore content is to butcher the game into another generic grind fest with very limited choices. Where are the choices for my favourites such as Ranger, Arcane Archer, Paladin, or Shadow Dancer class? Necromancy? Wizard vs Sorcerer? I guess to appeal to the masses they have avoided a lot of the specializations that each brings to the table. (And no the guardian class does not count as a Paladin, where is the lay on hands or turn undead skills?)

    The loot/drop system is very geared towards players spending in-game currency to deck themselves out for obtaining extra loot, and so far I haven't found anywhere where you could even go and simply grind for low level gear and coins, you just have to accept that you are not going to get all the loot every run.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JJWolf View Post
    My biggest bug bear: The lore just isn't anywhere near the level I would expect for a game that is trying to be the MMO for NWN.
    2nd Edition was the height, lore like all things loses respect over time. Cant wait till Disney rewrites Star Wars.


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    Oh god no, it will just be rehashed Disney flicks melted into Star Wars!
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    Hey guys,

    Mantis and i are playing Neverwinter if anyone is Playing don't hesitate to jump on and add me as a friend... In game name wilkotheslayer.
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